Saturday, February 25, 2017

Asked why he is not holding town halls Senator Marco Rubio replies Because "people get rude and stupid."

Courtesy of HuffPo:When a constituent confronted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Thursday about why he wasn’t holding a town hall event during this week’s congressional recess, Rubio gave what seemed an honest answer. 

“I don’t know man, because town halls, people get rude and stupid ― on both sides,” the senator told the man. 

A community organizer for the Florida chapter of the Service Employees International Union tweeted a video of the encounter, which happened in a lecture hall at Florida International University, where Rubio teaches a class. The questioner appears to be Rafael Velasquez, a member of the Florida Democratic party’s board of trustees.

Not to give Rubio too much credit, but at least that sounds more honest that Louie Gohmert stating that he is afraid of getting shot like Gabby Giffords. 

However I would be willing to bet that the will live to regret this statement.


  1. Anonymous6:22 AM

    The people showed their stupidity by voting for little Marco!!

    1. Anonymous8:25 AM

      6-6-6pence 'too'!

  2. Anonymous6:23 AM

    So the ID just DQd the fastest team the last day for the shittiest reason EVERRRRR.

  3. Anonymous6:23 AM

    Funny coming from "Water Boy."

  4. Anonymous6:34 AM

    Oh sure but it was ok for 2yrs straight for this so called lying rapist bully presipence business failure to directly insult Americans at all levels. I find these republicans to be the worst of the worst humans on this planet today. Don't let them get away with this "OUTRAGEOUS CRIME" against America. Ready? Aim? Charge......them. lying pos's are pathetic examples of leaders. To hell with them.

  5. Anonymous6:36 AM

    Hey REPUBLICANS where is that "DEBT CLOCK"? your liar and failure is running up the DEBT for you and your grandkids to pay off.

  6. Anonymous6:51 AM

    These politicians have short memories. I can only hope that the trump voters are some of the ones being crapped upon. Maybe they might wake up and pay attention if they vote. We also need to get the idiots out that do not vote! They are the not so smart ones also.
    We pay the salary for politician. However, many are being bought, ie;NRA.
    Most lack integrity, courage and humility. Rubio is nothing but an arrogant phony of self importance! Steve Daines MT. Republican who didn't show up for a town meeting.. "Quit complaining!Montana voted for trump"!
    Sorry hypocritical liar.I'll say whatever,just vote for me.

  7. Anonymous7:07 AM

    Oh but rethugs LIKED it in 2010 when the teabaggers got all "rude and stoopid." Cause those where THEIR people. Hypocrisy much?

  8. Marthe7:25 AM

    I so hope that this will stick to him like glue and that it will become his very own "47%" moment just like the one that sank Romney.

  9. Anonymous7:47 AM

    So he just called his constituents "rude and stupid"... campaign ad anyone???

    1. Anonymous8:23 AM

      Yes. He just called his supporters rude and stupid.

    2. Anonymous11:43 AM

      Well, they DID vote for him so I guess he was right about the 'stupid' part.

    3. Anonymous12:46 PM

      It was stupid and rude of him to say something like that. If he can't face his constituents he shouldn't have run for the fucking job.

      And the greedy little bastard wanted to be president!

  10. Anonymous7:52 AM

    If all people are going to do is yell and scream, then what is the point? I wouldn't bother either as it would be totally useless.

    The other day you mentioned this kind of energy could turn into votes in the midterms. Possible, but I find it very unlikely. The people showing up and yelling are not republican supporters to begin with by and large... and these kinds of displays by the left will bring out the silent majority, again. The left should have a few more riots, that will really help the cause.

    1. Anonymous8:08 AM

      "The people showing up and yelling are not republican supporters to begin with by and large" Are you sure?
      "The left should have a few more RIOTS, that will really help the cause." <WTF

    2. Anonymous12:40 PM

      By and large, the people behaving badly are INDEED Republican supporters. AND paid.

      You want some well-paid causal work? Go see James O'Keefe.

  11. Anonymous8:05 AM

    “Hawaiian attire optional but encouraged. Mahalo!”

  12. Maple8:12 AM

    An elected official unwilling to meet his constituents is akin to an attorney refusing to meet with his client. Neither of them deserves to be paid.

    1. Anonymous10:25 AM

      They have been willing Maple, but if all people do is show up to yell and make a scene, then why even bother as it is impossible to have any productive dialogue. Just because a select group of individuals show up to be loud and disruptive, doesn't mean they aren't doing their job- and the silent majority is well aware of this. Looking forward to 2018.

    2. Anonymous10:58 AM

      Who is this "silent majority" of which you speak? Is this some mythical conservative army you've convinced yourself exists? Haha!

    3. Anonymous11:10 AM

      The 2018 midterms will be a rehash of the 2016 general; Russian interference and hacking, not to mention it already being tough for progressives to win in heavily gerrymandered districts.

      Trump, Bannon and Putin will not allow the Democrats to even hold on to the seats we have, much less win any more. They run this place now, including elections and they will make sure the election is in their favor.

      Our "Democracy" unfortunately belongs to them now, and at least for the next 8 years.

    4. Anonymous11:48 AM

      Actually 10:25, many of the people attending these town hall meetings ARE Republicans who voted for these representatives and come from very red states.

      However, they also realize that what Trump and the GOP Congress is doing will be harmful to them and done solely for the benefit of corporations and the 1%.

  13. Anonymous8:21 AM

    Your finished little Rubio water boy. Over and Out bozo.

    1. Anonymous10:25 AM

      Ha. Hardly.

  14. Anonymous8:22 AM

    Republican are the party of liars. Nasty dirty liars.

  15. Anonymous8:30 AM

    data collection is the future>

  16. Anonymous8:57 AM

  17. WA Skeptic8:57 AM

    Awwww--the poor baby gets his fee-fees hurt when he has to actually hear what his constituents have to say. They're not respectful enough.

    He didn't want this job in the first place. FL should really remind him of that in the next election.

    1. Anonymous10:27 AM

      These people aren't "his constituents". And they certainly aren't doing themselves any favors. But please, continue on with your crying and foot stomping into the next election cycle. Adults see exactly what is going on.

    2. Anonymous3:10 PM

      @10:27 AM

      You are damned annoying, but you know that, don't you? I'll see your "adult" and raise you "enlightened human being." Oh, and, enjoy your 15 cents, troll.

  18. Anonymous10:01 AM

    THIS is seriously not a good thing. Normalizing this type of behavior in anyone, much less a so-called president, is very dangerous.

    Trump shock factor fading in Washington

    Republicans, once unnerved, are now shrugging off many of Trump’s more audacious statements.

    ...Now, when Trump makes public declarations that aren't true or clash with what his Cabinet secretaries say, Republicans barely look up, aides and members say. Even some Democrats are now trying to assess if pointing out a misstatement will get any traction.

    "The president is in danger of people on Capitol Hill simply tuning him out because of the flood of misinformation that comes out of the White House," said Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a Brooklyn Democrat.

    Trent Lott, the Republican former majority leader of the Senate who keeps in close contact with members, said people are "learning to disregard more of the things he says and tweets."

  19. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Top Democrat has 'grave concerns' about Trump-Russia investigation

    Sen. Mark Warner, the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says he won't tolerate 'White House interference.'

    “I will not accept any process that is undermined by political interference,” Warner said in a statement. "I am consulting with members of the Intelligence Committee to determine an appropriate course of action so we can ensure that the American people get the thorough, impartial investigation that they deserve, free from White House interference.”

    Warner also issued a warning to his GOP counterparts, saying that if he determines the Intelligence panel “cannot properly conduct an independent investigation, I will support empowering whoever can do it right.”

    NOW It's Watergate

    Last week, I re-watched All the President’s Men for the umpty-umpth time. I was deliberately trying to wash the taste of this Administration out of my mind. Former White House Counsel and reformed felon John Dean had been on television a few nights, talking about how Dis Guy’s maladministration was like Nixon’s, and how there was potential for this Russia thing to blow up into another Watergate, but how we weren’t there yet.

    Never mind that Acting Attorney General Sally Q Yates was fired for (take your pick) notifying the President of Mike Flynn’s lies to the FBI and/or refusing to defend the indefensible travel ban in court (and being right on both!) Forget the similarity between that and Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre, firing AGs until he reached Robert Bork (yeah THAT Robert Bork) who then fired the Watergate special prosecutor.

    Ignore claims by several people currently infesting this White House of various levels of executive exemption from judiciary or Congressional oversight and how much Nixon stood on Executive Privilege while ignoring subpoenas, misinterpreting compliance with judge’s orders and later claiming that if a President does something, that makes it legal. Not the same thing at all!

    Avert your eyes from comparisons between laughable Sean Spicer denials of readily verifiable truths, attacks on the veracity of the New York Times and the Washington Post and how much he sounds like Ron Ziegler, Nixon’s Press Secretary, who pooh-poohed Watergate as a “third rate burglary” and later famously admitted his previous lies had become “inoperative” which, technically, just meant that his lying had stopped working. Sean’s never worked, so, NOT the same.

  20. Anonymous11:19 AM

    The only stupid Floridians are the ones who voted for him. A couple of years ago he complained about being a senator. For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone voted him back in.

  21. Why should he regret it? Not only will he win his seat back as many times as he wants but will probably run for president after Trump/Pence are gone.

    The DNC handed Rubio his seat when the pulled out of support for his opponent, who was hand picked over Alan Grayson. I think Grayson had a better chance against Rubio that the Republican turned Democrat the DNC chose and then disgarded. So much for the DNC's failed strategy.

    If they elect Tom Perez DNC chair, expect more of the same.

    1. Anonymous11:40 AM

      As someone recently diagnosed with cancer, may I be six feet under before I have to witness that run.

    2. Anonymous12:42 PM

      They did make him DNC chair and I think you are right more of the same.

  22. Anonymous2:44 PM

    It appears that the only rude and stupid people present are the republican representatives who seen to have forgotten exactly WHO they work for.

  23. WA Skeptic5:28 PM

    Oh, you mean like calling your constituents "rude and stupid"??


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